Zee Cinema to premiere ‘Gold’ on 28 Oct

MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel Zee Cinema is all set to premiere historical sports drama film ‘Gold’ on 28 October at 8 pm. The story of independent India’s first gold medal, ‘Gold’ showcases the journey of the spirited and lesser-known team that upstaged the British at the 1948 Olympics and made a statement against the English subjugation of 200 years.

Directed by Reema Kagti, the movie features Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh and Sunny Kaushal essaying pivotal characters.

It isn’t just a film on hockey, it also reminds us of the painful reality of partition and how that brutally tore apart our nation. The production design and costumes are top notch and the cinematography and background score stand out with excellent finesse and technique. The hockey matches create a great amount of thrill and you will find yourself sitting at the edge of your seat and rooting for team India all the way.

Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar) is a junior manager for the British Indian hockey team in 1936 when they win in the finals against Germany in Berlin. Twelve years later, he makes a successful return at the Olympics, this time as the joint manager, with a dream to defeat the British in London and win a gold.

Das is determined to build a team and compete. Scouting for talent across the nation, he recruits Raghubir Pratap Singh (Amit Sadh), a Nawab and an enthusiastic player, Imtiaz Shah (Vineet Kumar Singh), a reliable player with leadership skills, Himmat Singh (Sunny Kaushal), a promising talent from Punjab and others. In this endeavor, he’s assisted by retired hockey captain Samrat (Kunal Kapoor) and Das’ own wife Monobina (Mouni Roy). How India wins the prestigious 1st Olympic Gold against all odds forms the rest of the story.

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